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FOSS Next Generation Variables & Design Collection

Description

The anchor phenomenon investigated in this course is a student identified phenomenon that arises from a community problem and can be addressed through engineering design. Students look at the world around them and identify problems they might want to solve as engineers. At the end of the course, they select one of those problems and develop a prototype solution. The driving question for the course is how can understanding variables help scientists make sense of phenomena and engineers design solutions to problems?

In the FOSS Variables and Design Course, students explore the practices of scientists and engineers by stepping into the roles of each. Acting as scientists, they design controlled experiments to learn about the variables that affect an air-trolley system. Acting as engineers, they find ways to modify the system to meet criteria and constraints.

At the end of this course, students stretch beyond a teacher-defined engineering challenge to define an engineering problem of their own. This is where students can blossom in their role as engineers. They are not just solving an engineering problem because they were told to do so; they are solving an engineering problem because they care about making something in the world better for themselves and others.

Features

FOSS Curriculum:

  • Allows students to be active investigators instead of passive learners
  • Is built around firsthand exploration of relevant phenomena using classroom-proven theories and practices to engage all students
  • Aligned to NGSS, Framework for K to 12 Science, and Common Core standards
  • Provides unmatched professional learning, including hands-on & virtual teacher workshops

Resources available in this collection include:

  • Comprehensive hands-on equipment kits made exclusively for FOSS
  • Investigations Guide (Teacher Edition Book) core instructional hardcover spiral-bound book provides educators with the support to successfully facilitate the investigations - available in print and digital
  • Teacher Resources with educative support to effectively teach standards - available in digital
  • FOSS Science Resources book (Student Edition Book) for students to build expository reading skills and highlight STEM careers - available in print and digital
  • Accessibility options to the interactive digital resources on the ThinkLink™ platform for effective planning and engaged learning
  • Spanish teaching and learning resources – available in print and digital
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SKU: 1558456
$1,072.00
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$21.00
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$303.00
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$21.00
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$303.00
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